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New Economy GC-MS System Provides High-Sensitivity Analysis with Environmental Benefits

COLUMBIA, Md., September 19, 2011 — Shimadzu Scientific Instruments introduces the GCMS-QP2010 SE, its advanced standard gas chromatograph mass spectrometer. Based on GCMS-QP2010S technology, the GCMS-QP2010 SE combines the benefits of economy,

COLUMBIA, Md., September 19, 2011 — Shimadzu Scientific Instruments introduces the GCMS-QP2010 SE, its advanced standard gas chromatograph mass spectrometer. Based on GCMS-QP2010S technology, the GCMS-QP2010 SE combines the benefits of economy, simple operation and enhanced performance.

The GCMS-QP2010 SE features stable mass spectra that achieve high sensitivity and stability. The ion optical system is optimized with a high-performance quadrupole mass filter and Shimadzu’s Optdesign™ simulation program to provide high-quality mass spectra. Fully automated MS tuning allows users to optimize parameters easily and constantly to ensure stable mass spectra can always be obtained.

Enhanced maximum column flow up to 4 mL/minute gives users the ability to select from a variety of columns so that productivity and sample throughput can be dramatically increased.

An optional direct injection probe lets users easily obtain a mass spectrum when analyzing materials that don’t lend themselves to chromatography. It can also offer easy qualitative analysis without setting analytical parameters of the gas chromatograph.

Additionally, the GCMS-QP2010 SE uses a front-opening chamber so maintenance can be performed with ease. The instrument’s Easy Top minimizes downtime by making maintenance possible without venting the MS.

When set in Ecology mode, the GCMS-QP2010 SE automatically eliminates unnecessary power consumption by the GC, MS and PC, providing a lower cost of ownership and less environmental stress. Ecology mode can be entered automatically after continuous analysis, so power and carrier gas can be saved automatically after the completion of nighttime analysis.

For more information about the GCMS-QP2010 SE, visit http://www.ssi.shimadzu.com/products/product.cfm?product=5iqj1d000000o6zw.

About Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Inc.

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI) is the American subsidiary of Shimadzu Corporation, headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. Founded in 1875, Shimadzu is a $2 billion multinational corporation with three major divisions: Medical Diagnostics, Aerospace/Industrial and Analytical Instruments. The Analytical Instruments division is one of the world's largest manufacturers of analytical instrumentation and environmental monitoring equipment. In 1975, SSI corporate headquarters was established in Columbia, Md., to provide analytical solutions to laboratories in North, Central and parts of South America. In the United States, SSI has a network of more than 50 locations providing local and regional sales, service and technical support. Visit http://www.ssi.shimadzu.com/ for more information.